A new year, a new challenge
It’s the first day of 2018. As with birthdays, those notable calendar events make me extra reflective. At the beginning of each year, I create a well-thought-out plan for the year ahead. I make a thorough examination of my life, the year that’s behind me, and based on the lessons learned and ambitions acquired, I develop a new program for the year ahead of me. I’m yet to do that for 2018 (it’s a process which takes at least a few days). But one thing that I’ve definitely decided to do this year is to start a personal blog, and this is my first post.
I’ve devised this blog as a place where I share things I’m curious about. It’s about observing and thinking, but also about doing and sharing. I spend way to much time in what Phil Stutz and Barry Michels call Thinking Space, versus operating in a more beneficial Work Space. In short, doing things is what matters, and this blog is one of my attempts to spend more time in the work space and do more.
I have no rules on what to post. It can be a long how-to article, a repost of something I find inspirational, a short reflection on a quote, or a visual essay. But I have to post something and stand by it. It’s about the practice, the habit of doing it in public, and about scratching my own itch. After those 100 posts, I’ll assess my feelings about it and decide how to proceed.
Do you have any goals or challenges in 2018? I would love to hear about it.
P.S. I wish you a fantastic 2018, filled with joy, growth, and fulfillment. Let’s discover and cherish what’s beautiful, improve the rest, and focus on things in our control. Happy new year!